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aftermath of a big water main break. >> good morning. i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> it will be hot again today. >> yesterday was pretty bad. the humidity only makes it worse. near 80 degrees at the inner harbor. a warm start to the day. the record today is 101. that will be the record to beat today. anywhere near 99. outside the city is working to have the record. let's see if we can get close to the record. >> good morning. the big story is the water main break from yesterday and the cleanup continues to impact
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traffic. we still have three lanes closed on lombard and light street. other closures in portions of fleet. it will be a very busy day downtown. there are closures along mount royal between north and charles all the way through the weekend in advance of artscape. we have an accident along the 32 in sykesville. here's a quick live look at traffic. not a lot. 95 looking good coming down from white marsh. harbor tunnel looks good. the big story is right at lombard and light street. closes remain in effect and big time delays expected downtown. kim dacey will have a live report. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11.
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>> our big story this morning, it could be days before the water main break is fixed. >> drivers are encouraged to take an alternate route. kim dacey joins us live with the latest. good morning. >> we are right at redwood and light street were the road is blocked off. this is blocked because of the water main break. crews remain on the scene. you can see the same call in the middle of light street. it looks like this will take a while to cleanup -- you can see the big sinkhole. the water main broke yesterday at the worst possible time. the water main was built in the 89 nepos and most likely deteriorated because of its old
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age. seven businesses were impacted because of the break. uckling.alt began bottli >> you have water gushing under the asphalt and that will cause a void under there. that happens with even small water main breaks. >> officials are not sure how long it will take to fix the main. it depends what they find when they go underground. they are asking folks to avoid this. if you can. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you appeared we want to give you a closer look at all of the streets to avoid today. where st. paul becomes light street it is closed from fayette to lombard street. lombard street is closed.
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drivers will be directed to turn left onto southbound light street. for continuing coverage, you can visit our website, you can get the complete list of closures and look for a rate slide show. -- look for a slide show. >> we have aging infrastructure and have not been able to invest in a lot of that infrastructure in decades and that is why you are seeing these increase over the years because we have to be able to invest back into these types. >> the challenge is staying ahead of the problem and that is not always easy with a tight budget. >> we have an aging infrastructure. when we need to invest
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additional money to reinforce and to strengthen our infrastructure, it is frustrating business wise. >> when asked about the upcoming grand prix, the mayor said she is confident the city will be able to handle the event. tickets are now on sale for the labor day weekend baltimore grand prix. new sponsors were introduced during a press conference yesterday. >> this is not our first rodeo. we know how to do this. i wish we had more time to do it but this is what we do day in and day out. >> restaurants are planning to be made more accessible for tourists this year. >> the economy seems to be
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sluggish. brian mooar tries to answer that. >> and economic pulse check. lawmakers are quizzing ben bernanke as they get ready for an epic showdown. >> we're ready to go out on the fiscal cliff if they do not get their way. >> we do not want to throw middle-class families under the bus. >> democrats and republicans each blame the other. >> terrible jobs report last week. continued bad news on manufacturing and we're looking at the weakest economic recovery. >> the problem is we have a stalemate right now in washington. >> the commander in chief made a
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command performance on the kiss- cam. mitt romney blasted the president for helping his big money donors and ignoring the middle-class. brian mooar, wbal-tv 11 news. >> 2017 is the next time the ravens have to worry about a contract with ray rice. he becomes the highest paid running back in ravens history and he is in the prime of his career. keith mills breaks down the new contract. >> glad we took care of that. 74 degrees on tv hill. drought conditions are sweeping the nation in dozens of states. >> winning.
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charlie sheen set to make a big donation for our soldiers. >> this is the beltway at bel air road. more on weather and traffic when more on weather and traffic when we come back
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>> welcome back to 11 news today. 5:10, 84 degrees downtown at the inner harbor. the sun will be coming up in about 50 minutes. 76 in parkville. we have 77 in catonsville. we expect temperatures to be
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pretty toasty this afternoon. we have the heat and the high humidity. upper 90's for parts of the eastern shore. even the beach will be heating up this afternoon. we just get sunshine and it will stay hot into the next couple of days with details in the fall ull forecast. >> most of the country is suffering through a drought like conditions. nearly 60% of the country is in some stage of a drought. the biggest drop decoration in history. drought conditions are affecting farmers. there will be a hearing on human trafficking later this morning led by john kerry.
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it will develop a road map to help stop the practice. jada pinkett smitt will attend the meeting. >> charlie sheen is donating $1 million. he has pledged one % of the profits of his new show to a new group to support wounded and injured troops and hitheir families. >> 5:12. parents are cutting back on what they spend. students are paying more of their own money to go to college. >> are you using your credit cards to their fullest
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potential? >> major delays expected downtown because of the water main break. the cleanup continues. we will check on the accident in [ male announcer ] want the most enjoyment from your home entertainment?
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glad you made it. start by choosing from over 30,000 used cars and trucks. carmax. start here. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. it will be busy downtown because of the water main break. lombard street is shut down from calvert to light streets. light street between fat and
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lombard. avoid those roads this morning if you can. we have closures in preparation for artscape. delays expected in those spots. route 32 in sykesville, we have an accident. so far so good on 795. the entire beltway checking out just fine. this is greenspring and it looks good in the inner loop. light volume towards the j.f.x. problem free on the j.f.x. into town. avoid lombard and light street because those closures will remain in effect. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. dave allen has more on that and big detours expected downtown. >> good morning. buses in the baltimore area,
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the number 7, 10, 11, 19, 35, and 64 buses are all diverted around the water main break at lombard and light street. there will be a diversion number 21 at preston and cathedral as the make preparations for artscape. i'm dave allen. now back to ava marie. >> thank you. we're starting off quiet as far as the weather goes. nothing is going on. there are a few green dots. we did have a light shower and this is heading east and falling apart. that is the one shower this morning. everybody else has dry conditions. atre starting off near 75 the airport. 80 degrees was the low after
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inner harbor. the normal high today is 88. the record today is 101. we will be getting close to that. high temperatures once again in the upper 90's to near 100 degrees. 84 is the current temperature downtown. 77 in ocean city. in the 60's in the mountains. the dew point temperatures have been dropping down to the northern part of the state. 66 in parkton. 71 at the airport. 70's across the lower eastern shore. notice how some of the drier air is coming in from the north. if it is hi, not as bad.
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-- if it is hot, it is not as bad. we have quite a bit of sunshine as we're expecting the sun to creep over the horizon. high pressure should keep was mostly dry. better chance for a thunderstorm on thursday. mostly sunny skies today. we get those 100-degree temperatures mainly downtown. thunderstorms will be laid in the night with a cold front. >> parents are cutting costs when it comes to colleges. the average amounts parents spend on college fell 5% last year.
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more students are shelling out their own cash and more than half are living at home while attending college. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. in what areas do you find yourself cutting back in order to save money? you can share your response on, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to when it comes to credit cards, rewards can make a consumer feel like they are getting a bonus every time they shop. some tips to help you learn those extra miles. >> what consumer does not love a bonus? brian kelly says maximizing these programs takes more strategy than just a swipe at the card at the gas pump. do some homework first. >> it may be a slow but annoying
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to do some research but once you get a tight strategy in place, you'll be amazed how much those free hotels can add up. >> take advantage of online shopping portals to accumulate extra or wards with each purchase. use an on-line mileage manager to keep track of multiple cards. pay off the balance in full each month. points and miles are not an investment. rules and fees can change at any time. keep a goal in mind like a family vacation or a first-class ticket. >> free trips. yahoo! hires another ceo.
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the best paying jobs for women. we have the bloomberg business report. >> some of the top jobs are concentrating in health care, science, and business fields. being a pharmacist is the best paying job for women followed by lawyer and a doctor. yahoo! hires a new ceo. google's social networking site is gaining on facebook. google debuted at the top spot while facebook sank to a new
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low. facebook shares on wall street posted their biggest one day dropped on concern that sales growth is slowing down. a -- glaxosmith client has agreed to by human genome. human gene known stock holders have until july 27 to tender their shares. target says there black friday in july sales have been a huge hit with customers so they have added an extra day of online black friday deals. that is business news. reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. back to you.
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the governor continues to discuss the possibility of a special session for expanded gaming. >> a new proposal that would allow a gambling commission to set some new tax commissions for gaming revenue. there could be a special session. >> this is more complicated and better left to a commission to handle with the legislature having the ability to come back and overturn that if it were ever something so egregious. >> giving a tax break tuis competition has been a sticking point for some house members. >> 74 degrees on tv hill. a plane crashes in montgomery county leaving one person dead.
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>> a lot of road closures still in downtown baltimore from the water main break. >> proposed government overhaul. a councilman wants to
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back to 11 news today. i'm stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> could we break a record today? >> we will get close to it. we will be in the upper 90's. 75 degrees and more humid but
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less humid by the afternoon. it will not feel as bad as it would if the war more humid. the record is 101 today. it is very hot, well above a normal. cooker w will be the koc and a lot more humid. >> what is happening on the roads? >> we have a mess on the roads. it will be a rough ride for some time as closures continue downtown. we have an accident on the inner loop that is causing some delays. lombard street is shut down between calvert and light street because of the water main break.
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one lane is getting by. light street is shut down between fiat and lombard. some closures expected along redwood. closures in effect in advance of artscape. that is this weekend they are doing some preparation for artscape. you will need some extra time because delays expected. we have an accident in sykesville. this is the east side of the beltway just prior to the key bridge. you can see we have several lanes closed on the inner loop. we may have all lanes closed. we will keep you posted on this. the inner loop is where you're seeing those closures. the northeast corner of the beltway is looking pretty good.
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pass peninsula expressway, one lane is getting by if not all are closed at the moment. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> there was a big water main break last night. it is expected to cause some big problems for this morning's commute. >> that problem is centered at lombard and light streets. kim dacey is live downtown with the details. >> we're right at redwood and light street and that is where the road is shutdown. you can see a huge sinkhole in the middle of light street. it is expected to cause big problems. people almost needed a boat to get around downtown baltimore after water was sent gushing
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into the st.. >> we rushed out to see what was going on and we saw all the floods and all the water coming out. >> with cars already creeping at slow speeds, the water main at lombard and light street could not have broken at a worse time. >> traffic is tied up for blocks and blocks in every direction. >> it is derrek lee and it is dangerous. >> the department of public works said the water main was built in the 1890's and most likely deteriorated because of its old age. seven businesses were impacted because of the break. >> you have water gushing under the asphalt and that will cause a void under there. that happens with even small water main breaks.
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>> officials are not sure how long it will take to fix this main. it depends what they find when they go underground. they are asking folks to take public transportation or to avoid the downtown area. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> a local government overhaul to shake things up in baltimore city government. bill henry introduced four bills which would cut the council down to nine and allow the council to add money to the council if it does not approve the mayor's spending plan. >> baltimore city has a strong system of government. sometimes the council cannot do what people think the council should be able to do. >> >> the federal aviation
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administration will resume its investigation into a small plane crash in montgomery county. one person is dead. the crash happened just before 7:30 on monday night at davis airport in laytonsville. the plane rolled over and went down just after takeoff. now an update. one man is dead and two other people are recovering after a triple shooting. this happened on a monday morning. investigators said two men forced their way into a home. three people were shot. a woman survived and is reported in good condition. >> a milestone announcement.
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the fda has approved a drug intended to prevent the virus that causes aids. it can be used as a preventive drug for people at risk. >> 5:37. 74 degrees on tv hill. countries are saying goodbye to tanning beds. >> the benefit of a beachfront home maybe more than a mental. >> if you travel in the city, big delays expected. closures related and we will closures related and we will check on a f
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>> welcome back to 11 news today. 5:40. 84 degrees outside. the sun is the starting to come up. if you thin clouds in the sky. it will be another hot day. 80's downtown. 77 in catonsville. 77 in rock hall. we expect temperatures into the upper nepos around central maryland today appeared the downtown area may surpass the 100-degree mark. the mountains may see an isolated thunderstorm. details coming up in the insta-
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weather forecast. >> the days of tanning beds could be coming to an end. >> a new study finds the number of nations with indoor tanning laws has increased from two countries to 11 countries as more evidence links tanning beds for an increased risk for cancer and melanoma. some folks would rather catch some rays outdoors. >> living by the sea could make it easier to stay healthy. coastal populations could be healthier than those living a farther inland.
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a seaside home may produce stress reduction. >> 74 degrees on tv hill. the ravens take it down to the wire before signing ray rice. keith mills has more coming up. >> a new program to help wounded warriors and how you can get involved. >> you can expect more heat and humidity today. the car on the left was filled up with
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. off we're expecting some serious headaches in the downtown area. we want to start with this accident on the in the east side just past peninsula expressway.
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traffic is diverted at peninsula expressway appeared expect delays in that area. lombard street is shut down at light street because of water main break repairs. we have closures at light street and portions of redwood. you'll need some extra time if you travel in the city. other closures at mount royal in advance of artscape. route 32 has an accident in sykesville. this is the east side of the beltway. traffic is diverted at peninsula expressway. right now the inner loop lanes are shut down. this is the northeast corner at belair road. no problems there.
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the topside continues to run smoothly. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. an update on the buses and the trains. >> good morning. those bosses are diverted for the water main break -- those buses are diverted. a diversion at lombard. a diversion at guilford and fayette. the number one diversion of baltimore and hopkins plaza. camden 841 is running eight to 10 minutes late. now back to ava marie. >> thank you. mostly dryg conditions. i will put this in motion. this is starting out around lunchtime yesterday.
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there were a couple of thunderstorms the past just to our south. now as we start out this morning we are with dry conditions. 75 at the airport. 80 degrees is the low at the inner harbor. 88 is the normal high. the record high is 101 and we will get close to that. stan rooting for that. 84 is the current temperature downtown. 77 in ocean city. temperatures in the 60's out west. the dew point temperatures make all the difference. it was pretty humid to start the day with a dew point at 71 at the airport. 68 right now downtown.
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you can see the numbers drop as you go up north. this is what is coming in. drier air and trying to move in from the west. it will be very hot this afternoon it will not feel as bad. some thin clouds up to the north. high pressure in control across the east. we do have a cold front late in the weekend. big changes for the end of the week. not as humid for the afternoon. most likely downtown. 99 for the airport today. we will be happy about the front as it brings down the temperatures into the aid us in the weekend. -- in the 80's. >> a new way to help heroes
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he'll al. jackson joins us live with some details on that. the program this started this summer. >> it is called hotels for heroes. it may seem like a small thing but it can make a big difference. every single wounded warrior story is different and the palin story began last january when he stepped on and ied in an afghanistan and lost both legs. >> this is very painful and this'll be my entire life. this kind of sucks. >> i was so grateful i did not have to bury my husband. >> making it easier for him is
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being near his girls. >> it puts you at ease. it sets you up for a brighter future. >> and other families have the opportunity for the brighter future. >> this program is working for the benefit of military families, giving americans a way to show their appreciation. >> people can donate reward points that give military families a place to stay as their loved ones in he'al. >> we have you covered. >> it is a way to give back, to give hope. >> it is perfect pay forward. >> i'm sure you recognize senator cardin. six hotel chains are participating in this. >> a wonderful program.
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this is an offshoot from a program that was started with the wounded warriors and heroes. >> that is called hero miles and works on basically the same principle. people can donate their unused miles. jessica allen used hero miles to be closer to her husband. >> hopefully we can get people involved in both programs. >> 74 degrees on tv hill. the orioles' seventh straight long night. -- the orioles suffer through a long night. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers.
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>> good morning. not a good start for the road truck to the orioles. 19-7, the twins win game one.
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the orioles lose by 12th. first inning, adam jones batting. this looks like a sure extra base hit. ben revere robs him. mark reynolds off his glove. it is 3-0 and the inning is still alive. later, denard span crushes it off chris tillman. three-run double. the orioles never recover and those 19-7, their worst loss of the year. it came a few hours after the ravens and ray rice came to a contract agreement. number 27 agreed to wait five-
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year contract reportedly worth $40 million, $25 million guaranteed. race is one of the best players in the league. he is a major weapon -- ray rice is one of the best players in the league. ray rice is on every one of those lists. is joe flacco next? big night of passable at the verizon center. lebron with the slam. not an easy game. 11 points for kevin durant. lebron took it over. president
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obama and his family on hand last night. the women win big. the ravens get ray rice done. is joe flacco next? >> thank you. coverage of the big water main break downtown. >> skyteam 11 is live over the scene and kim dacey is live on the ground.
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>> i am kim dacey on the scene of the big water main break. we will have the latest cg

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